Football Frequently Asked Questions
2013 NFHS football rules and edits in brief. click here
2012 FHSAA and NFHS Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis. click here
What is the official ball?
The Spalding J5V Advance or the Spalding TF-SB1 shall be the official ball(s) of the FHSAA State Football Series. The use of one of these balls shall be mandatory in each district tiebreaker, regional tournament game, state semifinal game and FHSAA Finals game. The host school shall ensure the use of the official Spalding football. If the visiting team desires to use its own footballs, it may do so provided it furnishes its own Spalding J5V or TF-SB1 model. The purchase of Spalding footballs, if necessary, will be considered an expense of the tiebreaker or game and reported as such on the financial report form. Spalding and the FHSAA will provide the actual footballs to be used both in competition at the FHSAA Finals. Failure to comply shall subject the host school to penalties including, but not limited to, financial penalties and revocation of state series event hosting privileges in the respective sport.
Additional NFHS "Catch Definition" rule 2-4-1 situations: click here